Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

East Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Ambrozy, Lee, “Bird and Flower Motifs in the Tang-Song Transition (755–1127)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Bartel, Jens, “Style, Space, and Meaning in the Large-Scale Landscape Paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo (1733–1795)” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Cao, Yecheng (Kent), “The Middle Yangtze Region in the Eleventh and Tenth Centuries BCE” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Chan, Yen-Yi, “Place, Memories, and Family History: The Kōfukuji Nanendō and Its Buddhist Icons” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Chang, Yuri, “Making Monuments: The Production of Space and the Politics of Memory in Post-Gwangju South Korea” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Chiong, Waiyee, “Juxtaposing Brushes: Painting Collaborations in Early Modern Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Cho, Hyeok, “Can the Subaltern Artist Speak?: Postmodernity, Femininity, and Racial Identity in Lee Bul’s Art” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Cho, Yong, “Approaches to Materiality and Flatness: Mongol Imperial Patronage of Buddhist Art in Yuan China (1279–1368)” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Choi, Sooran, “The South Korean Avant-garde, 1967–1992: Subterfuge as Radical Agency” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Coman, Sonia, “New Values in Art: Japanese and Japoniste Ceramics, 1866–1904” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Cushman, Carrie, “Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji’s Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

David, Elise, “Networks Etched in Ink: Marketing the Woman Painter Wu Shujuan (1853–1930) in the Shanghai Art World” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Denney, Joyce, “The Story of Troy Finds a Home in Macau: A Set of Multicultural Embroidered Hangings of the Seventeenth Century” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Du, Xiaohan, “On A Snowy Night: Yishan Yining (1247–1317) and the Development of Zen Calligraphy in Medieval Japan” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Fang, Hui, “Painting in Nanjing 1368–1450: Urban Space, Institutions, Social Networks” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Gent, Madeline, “Re-covering Shidai Manhua: The Relationship between Manhua, Its Audience, and Publishing Culture in 1930s Shanghai” (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)

Helfenberger, Fabienne, “Nikkō and Beyond: A Study of Tokugawa Mausoleum Architecture” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

Ho, Ka-Yi, “Art Production of the Late Ming Court during the Wanli Era, 1573–1620” (UCLA, H. Lee)

Horisaki-Christens, Nina, “VIDEO HIROBA: Contingent Publics and Video Communication, 1966–1985” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Huang, Amy, “Qiao Zhongchang’s Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff: Text and Image, Poetry and Painting, Narrative and Lyrical” (Brown, J. Moser)

Huang, Bing, “Occidental Design: Precision and Mechanized Worldview of Eighteenth-Century China” (Harvard, E. Wang)

Huang, I-Fen, “Gu Family Embroidery in Late Imperial and Modern China: From Women’s Needlework to Cultural Legacy” (Brown, J. Moser)

Huang, Linda, “Reimagining Chinese Identity: Nation, Technology, and Body in Post-90s Chinese Art” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Hwang, Amy, “Properties of Word and Image: Mou Yi’s 1240 Fulling Cloth Handscroll” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Jung, Sol, “Assembling ‘Korea’: Peninsular Arts in Sixteenth Century Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Kim, Hyun-kyung, “Renewed Tradition: Jin Cheng (1878–1926) and the Revival of Song Realism in Modern China” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kim, Jung Hui, “Battling for the Cradle: Religion, Gender, and Class in the Images of Childbirth in Edo Japan” (Pittsburgh, K Gerhart)

Kingdon, Nathaniel, “Nature Studies as a Subject of Aesthetic Appreciation in Joseon Painting at the Turn of the Nineteenth-Century” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Kolodziej, Magdalena, “Empire at the Exhibition: The Imperial Art World of Modern Japan (1907–1937)” (Duke, G. Weisenfeld)

Kumagai, Takaaki, “Kitagawa Tamiji’s Art and Art Education: Translating Culture in Postrevolutionary Mexico and Modern Japan” (Kansas, M. Kaneko)

Kwon, Yegee, “Embracing Death and the Afterlife: Sculptures of Enma and His Entourage at Rokuharamitsuji” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Lee, Ja Won, “Visualizing the Past: Collecting and Representing Chinese Antiques in Late Choson Korea” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Lee, Joo Yun, “Sensible Communities: Materialized Spectatorship in Ryoji Ikeda’s Audiovisual Installation and Performance” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Liu, David, “The Prehistory of the Middle and Lower Changjiang Region” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Lu, Pengliang, “Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty, 127–1368” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Luterbacher, Sam, “Adrift: Portable Objects between Iberia and Japan” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Moblard Meier, Anna-Marie, “Mutual Encounters: The Wiener Weltausstellung, the Changing Arts of Japan, and Viennese Japonismus” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji, the Map, and Postwar Japanese Photography” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Park, Eunyoung, “Situating Contemporary Korean Art in the Age of Globalization” (Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Park, Haeyun, “Electronic Esperanto: Trans-Pacific Development of Video Art, 1969–1991” (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Park, Young-Sin, “The Chosŏn Industrial Exposition of 1915” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Pei, Eldon, “‘Real People, Real Events’: Actuality and Mass Politics in Maoist Documentary Cinema” (Stanford, J. Ma)

Peng Peng, “The Lost-wax Process in Bronze Age China” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Rado, Mei, “Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Scheier-Dolberg, Joseph, “Yu Zhiding (1646–1716) and the Envisioning of the Early Qing World” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Seiffert, Gregory, “The Album Format in Nanjing Painting, 1640–1680” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Son, Myenghee, “Like Life: Royal Portraits of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) in Ritual Context” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Suh, Hwanhee, “Dynamics of Collaboration and Competition in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Tung, Stephanie, “Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Wang, Gary, “Modern Girls and Musclemen: The Art of War, Peace, and Revolution in China, 1912–1954” (Toronto, J. Purtle, Y. Gu)

Wei, Chu-Chiun, “Globalism and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Art, 1978–2009” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Wishart, Kim, “Collaboration in Painting Practice: Notions of Individuality and Quality in Chinese Art” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Xu, Tingting, “Beyond Treaty Ports: Chinese Photography, 1860–1916, Practitioners, Trends, and Contexts” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Yamaguchi, Mai, “Paintings, Bound: The Problems of Reading Nineteenth-Century Japanese Printed Pictorial Books” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Modernism and Colonialism: Architecture and Urban Space in Manchuria, 1900–1945” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Yeung, Ingrid, “On Plainness: Plain Bronze Vessels from Yinxu Burials (ca. 1250–1046 BCE)” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr., A. Underhill)

Yi, Hye-shim, “Inscribing Objects: The Intellectual Craft of Chen Hongshou (1768–1822)” (UCLA, H. Lee)

Yin, Yanfei, “Traditionalist Painting and Poetry in Twentieth-Century China” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Yoo, Ahyoung, “To Be Two Places At Once: Technology, Globalization, and Contemporary Korean Art” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)